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Hong Kong rejects Pinoy vax cards issued by LGUs

Published by rudy Date posted on August 11, 2021

by Pia Lee-Brago (The Philippine Star), 11 Aug 2021 MANILA, Philippines — Hong Kong will not recognize COVID-19 vaccination cards issued by local government units in the Philippines, Foreign Affairs Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said yesterday. “Our vaccination cards are not accepted in Hong Kong because they are not connected to a single source. Poor…

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600K pandemic-affected OFWs repatriated in 12 months

Published by rudy Date posted on July 12, 2021

By Ferdinand Patinio, 12 Jul 2021 MANILA – The government has repatriated over 600,000 overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) displaced by the coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic since May 2020.

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Pandemic slashes OFW deployment by 75%

Published by rudy Date posted on May 21, 2021

by Rainier Allan Ronda (The Philippine Star), 21 May 2021 MANILA, Philippines — The first year of the COVID-19 pandemic saw a 75-percent drop in the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs), an impact assessment report by the International Organization for Migration (IOM) revealed yesterday.

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OWWA to get another P5.2-B for OFWs’ repatriation

Published by rudy Date posted on May 17, 2021

By Ferdinand Patinio, 17 May 2021 MANILA – The government has committed funds worth PHP5.2 billion for the continuing repatriation of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) displaced by coronavirus disease 2019 (Covid-19) pandemic.

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6 Apr 2021 – Sending of Filipino workers abroad dives to lowest since 1990

Published by rudy Date posted on April 6, 2021

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Pandemic closes 81 recruitment agencies

Published by rudy Date posted on December 19, 2020

by Leila B. Salaverria, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 19 Dec 2020 MANILA, Philippines — A total of 81 recruitment agencies have closed down since the COVID-19 pandemic, mostly those offering land-based jobs, according to Bernard Olalia, administrator of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration. But Olalia said the demand for Filipino workers abroad, especially health-care and factory…

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POEA explains 5,000 cap on deployment abroad of healthcare workers

Published by rudy Date posted on November 23, 2020

by Leslie Ann Aquino, Manila Bulletin, 23 Nov 2020 The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Monday explained why there is a 5,000 cap on the deployment of healthcare workers.

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Countries gradually ease restrictions, start accepting foreign workers —POEA

Published by rudy Date posted on October 2, 2020

by Merlina Hernando-Malipot, Manila Bulletin, 2 Oct 2020 The Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) on Friday, Oct. 2, said some countries have started easing restrictions, which were imposed due to the COVID-19 pandemic, on foreign workers.

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TESDA sets up regional desks for OFWs

Published by rudy Date posted on July 30, 2020

by Dhel Nazario, Manila Bulletin, 30 Jul 2020 All regional and provincial offices of the Technical Education and Skills Development Authority (TESDA) have set up their own Overseas Filipino Workers (OFW) desks.

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OFW traffic: Few flying out, many returning

Published by rudy Date posted on June 22, 2020

By Samuel P. Medenilla & Recto Mercene, BusinessMirror, 22 Jun 2020 OVERALL deployment of newly hired overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) was cut by more than half this year because of the Covid-19 crisis.

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OFW numbers decline to 2.2 million in 2019

Published by rudy Date posted on June 4, 2020

by Jobo E. Hernandez, BusinessWorld, 4 Jun 2020 FEWER FILIPINOS worked in overseas job markets last year, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority (PSA).

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From 30K to 47: Deployment of OFWs plunges as nations grapple with COVID-19

Published by rudy Date posted on May 22, 2020

by Neil Arwin Mercado, Philippine Daily Inquirer, 22 May 2020 MANILA, Philippines — It could be said that as the world grappled with the debilitating effects of coronavirus disease (COVID-19) not just in health but also in the economy, one of the most affected sector in the Philippines was that of overseas Filipino workers who…

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PH lifts total deployment ban on Kuwait – DOLE

Published by rudy Date posted on February 14, 2020

By: Neil Arwin Mercado, INQINQUIRER.net, 14 Feb 2020 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippine government has lifted the total deployment ban imposed on Kuwait, the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) announced Friday.

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Number of Filipinos going abroad for certain jobs to be capped

Published by rudy Date posted on March 8, 2019

Manila eyes cutting back on sending skilled workers abroad by as much as 90 per cent by Gilbert P. Felongco, Correspondent, Gulf News, Mar 8, 2019 Manila: The Philippine government will impose limits on sending workers abroad in certain skilled labour categories, officials say, in order to prevent a local shortage of workers.

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OFW deployment drops after 10-year growth

Published by rudy Date posted on September 24, 2018

by Rudy Santos with Mayen Jaymalin, Delon Porcalla (The Philippine Star), Sept 24, 2018 MANILA, Philippines — The Philippines registered a nine-percent decline in the deployment of migrant workers in 2017 after 10 years of continuous growth.

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Manila urges OFWs in Saudi Arabia, Qatar told to look elsewhere

Published by rudy Date posted on March 4, 2018

Government official announces the establishment of a job fair to undertake skills profiling of foreign-based Filipinos by Gilbert P. Felongco, Gulfnews, Mar 4, 2018 Manila: The Philippine government is encouraging thousands of overseas foreign workers (OFWs), who lost their jobs or were displaced by events unfolding in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, to seek opportunities elsewhere.

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DOLE starts total ban on OFW deployment in Kuwait

Published by rudy Date posted on February 13, 2018

(Agence France-Presse) The Philippines Monday expanded a ban on its citizens working in Kuwait after President Rodrigo Duterte angrily lashed out at the Gulf state over reports of Filipino workers suffering abuse and exploitation.

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No info yet on potential jobs in China for Filipinos – POEA official

Published by rudy Date posted on February 10, 2018

By CNN Philippines Staff, Feb 10, 2018 Metro Manila (CNN Philippines, February 8) — Despite news that there were thousands of job opportunities available in China for Filipino workers, an official of the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA) said they still need to get more information on the issue.

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DOLE bans OFW deployment to Kuwait

Published by rudy Date posted on January 19, 2018

by ABS-CBN News, Jan 19, 2018 MANILA – The Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) has enforced a ban on the deployment of overseas Filipino workers to Kuwait over recent deaths of seven migrant workers.

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DOLE stops deployment of new hires

Published by rudy Date posted on November 11, 2017

By Mayen Jaymalin (The Philippine Star), Nov 11, 2017 MANILA, Philippines — The government has temporarily stopped the deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) to all destinations in a bid to control illegal recruitment in the country.

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Are zero placement fees for OFWs scam or solution?

Published by rudy Date posted on September 11, 2017

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Fewer Filipinos worked overseas in 2016 – PSA

Published by rudy Date posted on April 29, 2017

By Catherine Talavera (The Philippine Star), Apr 29, 2017 MANILA, Philippines – The number of Filipinos working abroad fell to 2.2 million in 2016 from 2.4 million in 2015, according to the Philippine Statistics Authority’s Survey on Overseas Filipinos.

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Labor group seeks abolition of placement fees

Published by rudy Date posted on January 23, 2017

By Carmencita A. Carillo, Businessworld, Jan. 23, 2017 DAVAO CITY — A group representing trade unions, migrant workers groups, civil society organizations, recruiters and governments has signed a manifesto calling for the abolition of recruitment fees for migrant workers.

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PEOS now mandatory for prospective OFWs

Published by rudy Date posted on June 25, 2016

Saturday, June 25, 2016, http://www.pinoyparazzi.com/peos-now-mandatory-prospective-ofws/ THE PRE-EMPLOYMENT Orientation Seminar (PEOS) is now mandatory for prospective overseas Filipino workers, according to the Philippine Overseas Employment Administration (POEA). Developed under the POEA and Jobstreet.com as part of the anti-Illegal recruitment campaign, the PEOS is an online preventive approach against illegal recruitment by providing information on important topics…

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1.23M OFWs in Middle East could lose jobs due to cheaper oil–DOLE

Published by rudy Date posted on March 14, 2016

Some 1.23 million semiskilled or low-skilled overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) could lose their jobs should the price of oil in the world market continues to fall, Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) officials told the House of Representatives.

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Qatar’s new job policy to affect 12,000 OFWs – DOLE

Published by rudy Date posted on January 31, 2016

MANILA, Philippines – Government representatives are going to Qatar to help some 12,000 Filipino engineers and architects who may be affected by Qatar’s new employment requirements for foreign workers, Labor Secretary Rosalinda Baldoz said yesterday.

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As oil prices continue to fall fewer jobs loom for OFWs in Middle East

Published by rudy Date posted on January 5, 2016

MANILA, Philippines – A recruitment consultant warns that falling oil prices may result in lower deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and a consequent decrease in dollar remittances as Middle East economies contract.

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As oil prices continue to fall fewer jobs loom for OFWs in Middle East

Published by rudy Date posted on January 5, 2016

MANILA, Philippines – A recruitment consultant warns that falling oil prices may result in lower deployment of overseas Filipino workers (OFWs) and a consequent decrease in dollar remittances as Middle East economies contract.

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DOLE creates committeeon OFW deployment

Published by rudy Date posted on August 22, 2015

MANILA, Philippines – Anticipating the full integration of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), the labor department has set up a special committee to coordinate policies on the deployment of more Filipino workers abroad.

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POEA-accredited jobs await in new job-listing site

Published by rudy Date posted on August 16, 2015

To ensure security for job seekers, OFWguru only accepts POEA-licensed employment agencies to post their job listings

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